Some 979 people have undergone health screening under the B40 Healthcare Scheme (Peka B40) since it began on April 15, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
He said through the government-funded Peka B40 with an initial allocation of RM100 million, those who qualify can undergo health screening at 1,226 health clinics covering 589 general practitioner’s clinics offering private medical services and 637 health clinics nationwide.
“Those who are eligible have undergone health screening under Peka B40 and once again I would like to mention those who are eligible are those who receive the Cost of Living Aid (Bantuan Sara Hidup or BSH) and those aged 50 years and above.
“They can check whether they are eligible online at www.pekab40.com.my and get a list of private clinics or health clinics registered for the programme.
"So if they are eligible, they can go to a private clinic or health clinic to undergo the health screening involving blood tests, diabetes, kidneys, cholesterol, high blood pressure and mental health screening,” he told Bernama today after visiting Tuanku Ja'afar Seremban Hospital (HTJS) in Seremban.
About 800,000 Malaysians, aged 50 years and above, from the B40 group will receive the Peka B40 benefits to be implemented in stages
Among its benefits are health screening, medical aid equipment, complement cancer treatment incentives and transportation fare incentives.